Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia

24 July 2012

The Sydney Law School is pleased to invite you to the book launch of Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2012) by Dr Livingston Armytage.

'Reforming Justice' calls for justice to be repositioned more centrally in evolving notions of equitable development. Justice is fundamental to human well being and essential to development. Over the past fifty years, however, overseas development assistance - foreign aid - has grappled with the challenge of improving 'the rule of law' with underwhelming and often dismal results around the world.

Development agencies have supported legal and judicial reforms in order to improve economic growth and good governance, but are yet to address mounting concerns about equity and distribution. Building on new evidence from Asia, Livingston Armytage argues that it is now time to realign the approach to promote justice as fairness and equity.

Dr Livingston Armytage is a graduate of the University of Sydney LLM (Hons I) '95. He recently completed his PhD in Law on Reforming Justice: The Journey to Fairness - 3 Case Studies from Asia and was awarded the Sydney University Medal for Outstanding Postgraduate Research in Law.

He is a specialist in judicial and legal reform, advising governments, courts and international development agencies on improving justice systems around the world. Livingston is Founding Director of the Centre for Judicial Studies and adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Sydney Law School
New Law Building, Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)

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